Quotes

An Honest Man

“An honest man is always a child.” — Socrates

The Hackers Manifesto

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= The following was written shortly after my arrest... \/\The Conscience of a Hacker/\/ by +++The Mentor+++ Written on January 8, 1986 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"... Damn kids. They're all alike. But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him?

Your Sickness Is From You

“دَواؤُكَ فيكَ وَما تُبصِرُ وَدَاؤُكَ مِنكَ وَما تَشعُرُ أَتَزعُمُ أَنَّكَ جُرمٌ صَغير وَفيكَ اِنطَوى العالَمُ الأَكبَرُ فَأَنتَ الكِتابُ المُبينُ الَّذي بِأَحرُفِهِ يَظهَرُ المُضَمَرُ وَما حاجَةٌ لَكَ مِن خارِجٍ وَفِكرُكَ فيكَ وَما تُصدِرُ” Your sickness is from you, but you do not perceive it, and remedy id within you, but you not sense it. You presume you are a small entity, but within you is enfolded the entire Universe. You are indeed the evident book, by whose alphabet the hidden becomes manifest.

Omar Khattab Dua

“من دعاء عمر بن الخطاب : اللهم لاتكثر لي من الدنيا فأطغى،ولا تقل لي منها فأنسى ،فإنه ما قل وكفى خير مما كثر وألهى” God do not supply me with excess in this life, so i do not tyrannize, and don't restrict me in it so I do not forget. What is little but enough is better than excess that leads astray. — عمر بن الخطاب, أقوال عمر بن الخطاب

Crime and Punishment

“If he has a conscience he will suffer for his mistake. That will be punishment as well as the prison.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Our Culture Has Accepted Two Huge Lies

“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.” — Rick Warren

Rushing Into Action

“Rushing into action, you fail. Trying to grasp things, you lose them. Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe. Therefore the Master takes action by letting things take their course. He remains as calm at the end as at the beginning. He has nothing, thus has nothing to lose. What he desires is non-desire; what he learns is to unlearn. He simply reminds people of who they have always been.

Ich lebe mein leben

Ich lebe mein Leben in wachsenden Ringen, die sich über die Dinge ziehn. Ich werde den letzten vielleicht nicht vollbringen, aber versuchen will ich ihn. Ich kreise um Gott, um den uralten Turm, und ich kreise jahrtausendelang; und ich weiß noch nicht: bin ich ein Falke, ein Sturm oder ein großer Gesang. — Rainer Maria Rilke

All humans are dead

“All humans are dead except those who have knowledge;and all those who have knowledge are asleep, except those who do good deeds;and those who do good deeds are deceived, except those who are sincere;and those who are sincere are always in a state of worry.” — Imam Shafi’i